Braces aren't just for kids anymore. According to WebMD, adults make up nearly half of the population that gets braces today. We often hear from our adult patients that they are inspired by how beautiful their kids’ smiles are after treatment and want the same. We say, “Go for it!”
Tooth alignment can be changed at any age, as long as your gums and your bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.
In fact, orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces.
More good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, ceramic braces or Invisalign®, which can be worn to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
During the initial examination, Dr. Duffy will explain your options and what he recommends as the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected, and treatment cost.
It's never too late to improve your greatest asset – your smile.